Explore the Most Beautiful Places in Myanmar!

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It is so amazing how a piece of land can be so complex and marvelous as Myanmar! Burma, or Myanmar, is an extraordinary country located in the western portion of mainland Southeast Asia! It is the second largest country in Southeast Asia which houses rich and glittering history and attractions!

1. Shwedagon Pagoda

 

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Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the monumental sites in Myanmar. It is also called as the Golden Pagoda since it is covered in gold plates and diamond studded spire! Legend says that the pagoda was built 2,500 years ago during the time of Buddha. It stands 110 meters which can illuminate the city of Yangon at night! There are a lot of devotees and monks visiting this Pagoda offering flowers, meditating, and worshipping.

Location: Ar Za Nir St Yangon

Business Hours: 04:00 – 22:00 hrs. (It is open 24 hrs during Waxing Day of Tabaung and Waxing Day of Wakhaung. Last admission is at 21:45 hrs.)

Tickets: http://www.shwedagonpagoda.com

2. U Bein Bridge

 

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U Bein Bridge is the longest teak footbridge in the world and the most photographed place in Myanmar! To witness a more astonishing look, it is recommended to come here from July to August.

3. Old Bagan

 

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Old Bagan was once the capital of a powerful ancient kingdom where you can still see the palace ruins and walls, as well as the famous pagodas. There are no residents in here today but only a few high-end hotels operated by the government. This scenic place is perfect for sunrise or sunset strolls where the light of the sun passes the beautiful pagodas!

4. Ananda Temple

 

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Ananda Temple is the most beautiful Buddhist temple in Bagan. Its unique square style symbolizes balance and harmony! Each of its sides is 60 meters long and the main tower is 51.24 meters high! Its top is covered with gold foil and embellished with dazzling jewels!

Business Hours: 7:30 – 11:00 ; 13:00 – 16:00

Tickets: $15 admission fee and photograph fee ranges from 30-100 Kyat.

5. Shwezigon Pagoda

 

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This bell shape stupa that sits on top of three terraces is the oldest and most impressive temple in Bagan! Surrounding this beautiful temple are huge statues of Shwezigon guardians resembling lion-like creatures!

Business Hours: 4:00 – 22:00

Website: http://www.shwedagonpagoda.com

6. Thatbyinnyu Pahto

 

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You can take a horse-drawn carriage or a bicycle to get to this temple. It is located 800 meters southwest of Ananda Temple and its the tallest one consisting of 5 floors. The first and second floors were once used as the residence of the monks, the third floor is a meditation space. The fourth floor is a library and the fifth floor is dedicated to Buddha. To protect the building, guests can only stay on the first floor.

Location: More or less 800 meters southwest of Ananda Temple

Business Hours: 8:00 – 18:00

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